25Aug Speeches by An Taoiseach, Mr Leo Varadkar and Pope Francis In Dublin Castle

Speeches by An Taoiseach, Mr Leo Varadkar and Pope Francis In Dublin Castle.

An Taoiseach; "Holy Father, I believe that the time has now come for us to build a new relationship between church and state in Ireland – a new covenant for the 21st Century. It is my hope that your visit marks the opening of a new chapter in the relationship between Ireland and the Catholic Church.
Building on our intertwined history, and learning from our shared mistakes, it can be one in which religion is no longer at the centre of our society, but in which it still has an important place."

Pope Francis; "It is my prayer that Ireland, in listening to the polyphony of contemporary political and social discussion, will not be forgetful of the powerful strains of the Christian message that have sustained it in the past, and can continue to do so in the future."

25Aug 25 August. Saturday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ezekiel (43:1-7)

The glory of the Lord will return to the temple

The angel brought me to the gate, the gate facing east. And there, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east; the …




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